He has a decent record this season with 9 goals and Freiburg are wanting around £10million. Seems a bit steep for Ashley but it looks like he is opening his wallet....it's about time!
It also goes to show that when Pardew comes out with 'we have abandoned our search for a striker' earlier in the year, these quotes should always be taken with a pinch of salt.....amongst other tripe he comes out with.
Given the choice between Maiga or Cisse, I would take this lad. He seems stronger, more prolific and a lot more of a centre forward then Maiga, who seems more of a winger to me.
I hope the talks go well and the player joins Demba Ba on the plane back from Africa in a few weeks time to Newcastle Airport to start a new strike partnership on Tyneside.
I will be watching Senegal a bit more closer in the ACoN from now on.....